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Full text of "Annual Evaluation Report Fiscal Year 1984"

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A.    Goals and Objectives (Continued)

c.    Historical Impact of Higher Education Act, Title II-B, Library
Career Training;

d.    The Role of Libraries 1n Creating and Providing Vjewtext
Info rmat1 on ServicesV

2.    To complete Phase II, Libraries and the Learning Society

3.    To enter Into a cooperative project with The Center of the Book, at
the Library of Congress and the  National   Center for Education   Sta-
tistics to study the role of the book in the future.

4.    To award a contract to review accrediting procedures for Library and
Information Science programs.

B.    Progress and Accomplishments:

The Department monitored the following projects of the HEA II-B, Research
and Demonstration program:

1.   (a)   New Directions In Library and Information Science Education which

will determine the present and futurecompetenciesneeded by
library and information science professionals. The final report
is expected by December 1984.

(b)    Diffusion of Innovation In Library and Information Science   which
will identify innovations developed and adopted for use In 11 brary
and information science; trace the development and distribution of
innovatlon(s); develop   a   model   for   planned  diffusion;   and   re-
commend options   for building  a   diffusion  network.    The  project
report Is expected by December 1984.

(c)    Historical Review of HEA II-B Fellowships,   which  focused   on  the
contributions made to the library and Information science profes-
sion by recipients  of HEA II-B fellowships since passage of HEA
in November 1965.    The final  report is in progress.

(d)    Role of Libraries in Creating and Providing Vlewtext, Information
Services, which Includes 9  case  studies of school  library media
centers, public, academic, and special  libraries plus an extensive
bibliography.    The report is now available from ERIC.

2.    Phase II of   Libraries and the Learning Society - was a series of five
seminars at   which  participants  representing  all   types  of  libraries
and information   science  areas   (plus   teachers,   academicians,   State
school superintendents,   parents,   and   others)   defined   the   role   of
libraries in responding to A Nation at Risk.    The publication, Alliance
for Excellence:    Libraries Respond to "A Nation at Risk", resulted
from these seminars.nobligated